Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William John Sharpe

In memory of:

Sergeant William John Sharpe

August 28, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

798575

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

115 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Robert and Alfreda Sharpe, of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 196 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Joint grave 9. A. 7-8.

Location:

HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY is located 30 km from Brussels and 3 km south of Leuven. Turn left out of Leuven railway station onto the Tiensevest(ring road R 23). Follow the Tiensevest through the junctions Tiensepoort and Parkpoort and along the Naamsepoort. Turn left at the Naamsepoort onto the Naamsesteenweg (N251) signposted Namen, Waver & Heverlee. Continue until you cross the railway line at Heverlee and take the first left turn into the Hertogstraat. Follow Hertogstraat to the end and turn right at the Sport Hall onto the Kerpelstraat. Continue down the Kerpelstraat until you come to a crossroads at which the HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY is located.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of William John Sharpe
  • Monument– Here is a picture of the Bay of Islands War Memorial where William is
commemorated.
  • Plaque– This plaque is attached to the Bay of Islands War Memorial.
  • Memorial– Sergeant William John Sharpe is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant William John Sharpe is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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